SA vs IND, 1st T20: Watch Dhoni, Raina, Pandya, Bhuvi pull off team hat-trick

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In the 18th over, Bhuvneshwar was on a hat-trick as he removed Heinrich Klaasen and Chris Morris in two consecutive balls.

MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Suresh Raina and Hardik Pandya all played an important role in India's 28-run win over South Africa on Sunday. (Photo: AP / BCCI)

Johannesburg: India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Sunday enjoyed a match-winning five-wicket haul as he helped India restrict South Africa for 175-9, clinching a 28-run win.

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In the 18th over, Bhuvneshwar was on a hat-trick as he removed Heinrich Klaasen and Chris Morris in two consecutive balls, both courtesy catches by Suresh Raina.

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However, in the third ball, it was MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya who ran-out batsman Dane Paterson who managed one run, denying the hat-trick for the Uttar Pradesh bowler.

Following this incident, Twitteratti trolled Bhuvneshwar, saying that it was a ‘team’ hat-trick and not a hat-trick for the bowler.

Bhuvneshwar finished with a spell of 5-24 from four overs, as he was undoubtedly the pic of Indian bowlers. Asa a result, he was declared the Man of the Match award for his heroics.

After taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, Virat Kohli’s men will look to seal the series when the two teams face-off in the second T20 on Wednesday in Centurion. 

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